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The Mansion Poker Team - Part II

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In part one, the first 10 of 20 players of the Mansion Poker Team was introduced. Now that you know about the first half of the team, you can learn about the other 10 members. They were all asked to give their thoughts on their careers so far and how they felt about heading to Vegas and the WSOP. All of the team qualified for the WSOP on Mansion Poker, some for as little as $5.00, so this is a dream come true for all of them.

11. Name - Miroslav Iliev Cholev, Poker Screen Name - miroslav81
Age - 27
Occupation - poker player
City/Country - Blagoevgran/Bulgaria
When asked about himself, Miroslav says, “ I like playing poker. I also like sports and gym. I like cars. My last one is a Mercedes S 320. And I now am trying to be the best in poker. I have 90% winning sessions on my live games and I am doing very good at the moment.”

12. Name - Neil Banks
Aged – 36
Occupation – Sales Manager/Sponsored Poker Player
Lives in Cheshire with his wife and 3 young children
Neil is enthusiastic about being on the Mansion Team and says,” Having played internet Poker for nearly 3 years, I was given the chance of an online sponsorship deal which started at $300 per day on Mansion, my sponsor and I both knew Gary Ingham and we were in discussions about an affiliates package for several sponsored online players. My first stint on Mansion however was a freeroll competition arranged through my local poker forum – this gave 20 players $150 each and whoever ended the 10 days with the most profit managed to keep it all, I finished 2nd in this challenge and graciously Mansion let any players still in profit keep their built up bankroll, whilst still paying the total profit to the overall winner. With these winnings I entered the $150k guaranteed and placed handily, winning close to $1000 (not bad for nothing).”

Adding to his story, Neil says, “Now that I was getting to know the site (Mansion Poker) much better, I started to pick up a few nice wins (3rd in the 50k for $6000) and several final tables in my favourite tournament the 9pm $12k guaranteed - $100 buy in. I decided to play some satellites for the WSOP – (last year I lost a sick bubble KK v AA to qualify) but not put off by this I decided to try a $5 turbo rebuy event on the Tuesday night mainly to keep my mind occupied during the 50k guaranteed, 3 people won seats into a $300 weekly WSOP final and I managed to beat the 180 strong field to claim my ticket to a final of my choice. So I have entries to the WSOP $1500 NL event, $1500 Omaha event, $5000 Short handed event, 8 nights at the Venetian and $2500 expenses all from a $5 entry…. Only in Poker I imagine. The dream is out there, they can come true and for $5 who knows maybe a WSOP bracelet (you can always dream).”

13. Name – Nuno Marinho, Poker Screen Name – SuperBock3
Age - 31
Occupation -administrative
City/Country – Porto, Portugal
When asked about poker, Nuno says,” It might be a surprise for many but in fact I hate poker! My son played this stupid qualifier and now I have to go to Vegas (what a boring city that is, btw!). Checking my personal agenda I realised I had nothing planned for the days of the competition so I decided to give it a try (it is my first live tourney ever...and last hopefully...) and concede Mansion Poker this great priviledge of having me wearing their t-shirt and advertising almost for free! I will certainly do my very best in order to be the first player out of the competition and have some time to go shopping, although I realise it is not going to be easy as the level of participating players will make it extremely hard to succeed in this goal. In the end we will see!”

Then he adds, “Alright...Alright...Just kidding... Looking forward for it. Surely a great opportunity to develop my own play and maybe to increase my bank account. Besides, it will be an honour to represent this great team sponsored by Mansion Poker.”
14. Name- Rajko Osterc, Screen name Rayman754
Age- 59
Self-employed, living in Koper, Slovenia.
Rajko says of his poker experiences, “I started playing poker in 2006 first online without any knowledge. Educated slowly about poker so I started playing better, mainly on tournaments online and live. I am listed on poker pages under alias Martin Krpan. Nice to play on Mansion poker - you guys keep it that way and one important note is your random card dealer is really random - thank you!”

15. Name – Riku Koivurinne, Poker Screen Name – Saage
Age - 25
Occupation – Language student
City/Country – Vaasa/Finland
Riku says,” I’ve been playing poker for around 5 years. Last year I started taking poker more seriously and spent a lot of time playing, and I finally won two major online tournaments at Mansion Poker last December. Now I’m aiming high at this year’s WSOP.”
16. Name – Stefan Fries, Poker Screen Name – ev0r
Age – Just turned 28! (birthday on 24th June 1980)
Occupation – Student of Mathematics
City/Country – Essen / Germany
When asked about himself, Stephan says, “I am reserved person, but it can change quickly!”

17. Name – Thorsten Goebel, Poker Screen Name – planet72
Age - 35
Occupation – Software Engineer
City/Country – Braunschweig, Germany
About his poker career, Thorsten says, “I have been playing poker for 2 years – mostly 10$-20$ STT’s. I had some decent live results but the WSOP package definitely is my biggest win so far. Really looking forward for the time in Vegas!”

18. Name – Tim Falla, Poker Screen Name – Boomer797
Age - 46
Occupation - Firefighter
City/Country - Guernsey
Speaking about playing poker, Tim says, “I have been playing since 2005 but mainly on the net. There is no casino in Guernsey so I get little live play. I have been lucky enough to win onto a couple of cruises and before the first I went to the Walsall Masters to learn live play. I came 2nd in my first live tourney and cashed a couple of times on the cruise. I play in the dream team games as the best thing for me is the people you meet and can aim to follow. I holidayed in Vegas last year and played a couple of the cheapest tournaments but with no cash. Being there will be great, winning anything amazing, but at some point soon I will have to sleep again which I haven’t been able to do since I won.”

19. Poker Screen Name – PvanRersie, Name - Tobias Karlsson
Age - 39
Occupation - Stock portfolio investor (self employed)
City/Country - Stockholm
Tobias says, “I once was into athletics but never made it to the World Championship. Instead, WSOP will do just fine for me. In 2006 I got married in Las Vegas, In 2008 I'm there to get rich this time.”

20. Name – Tommy Johansson, Poker Screen Name – RUN_FISH_RUN
Age - 29
City/Country - Sweden
About himself, Tommy says,” I am One CraZZy Viking from up north! If you can dream it, you can have it!”

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